Your ROAD to Success – 14th Annual Facilities and Operations Conference

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Scott Little, MSBO Associate Executive Director

When I became a facilities director in 1997 right out of the military, I was looking for resources to help me perform my job better. I took some classes through Building Owners Management Association (BOMA) that were useful, but not specific to schools.

School District Converts Building to House Growing Foreign Exchange Program

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Donald L. Kling, Assistant Superintendent Administrative Services and Operations, Lake Shore Public Schools

Lake Shore Public Schools started fostering a relationship with a school in Beijing, China in 2005. The program started out with having middle school students make two-week exchange trips. Within five years, 88 Chinese 11th grade students started attending Lake Shore High School for entire year.

Spotlight on 2012 MSBO Meridian Award of Excellence: Lake Orion’s Transportation Advisory Committee

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Dale Goby, Transportation Director and John Fitzgerald, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance

The transportation department, in many school districts, receives more parent concerns on a daily basis, than all the other district departments combined.

MSBO/SET SEG Guide to Compliance Training

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Keeping track of the core training requirements schools must provide to their employees is often a challenging task. To help our members, MSBO and SET SEG worked together to develop the Guide to Compliance Training for Michigan School Employees.

Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present and Shaping the Future

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By Angie McArthur, CFO, MSBO President, Superintendent, Engadine Consolidated Schools

When I joined MSBO in 1993, I recall being completely in awe of the leadership shown by the MSBO board and staff. My goal was to become a board member, and hopefully serve as president. I wanted to take the things I learned along the way to improve my district’s ability to educate our children.

Thanks for the Memories

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Jeffrey P. Crouse, MSBO Immediate Past-President, Chief Financial Officer, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD

As most of us know the year isn’t winding down it’s actually heating up and that’s not just the temperature. We are scrambling to complete our budgets. It’s audit time. And for many of us negotiations continue or are beginning in earnest.

MSBO Update

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MSBO Executive Director David Martell’s monthly column begins on location at the Breslin Center and finishes at the MBSO office. He talks about MPSERS reform, state aid, school bond loan fund, and the court injunction concerning the current law on union dues as well as other upcoming MSBO events.

Coming Soon! MSBO to Launch Redesigned Website

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One focus of the MSBO Board of Directors’ Strategic Plan was the enhancement of technology. Part of the MSBO technology plan included online membership, which was implemented last summer, an online membership directory and a redesign of MSBO’s website.

Custodial Services – Keeping the Work In-House

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As a Vision Sponsor of the MSBO Leadership Institute for 2012-13, GRBS has provided the following article.

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